Indian site Talli Joe to open in central London with former Benares chef

By Hannah Thompson contact

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Talli Joe
Talli Joe

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Talli Joe, a new Indian restaurant from former Benares chef Sameer Taneja, is to launch on London’s Shaftesbury Avenue on 4 May.

The casual, all-day, 96-cover site is aiming to offer relaxed Indian-style small plates (‘half plates and full drinks’) designed to be eaten alongside drinks and cocktails, all inspired by influences from across the sub-continent. The “talli” name comes from a Hindi word meaning ‘tipsy and happy’.

The venue is owned by a first-time Indian restaurateur, with a menu created by executive chef Taneja. Typical dishes will include Rasam Poached Shrimp (fresh shrimp poached in a spicy South Indian tomato broth with curry leaves, garlic and coriander leaves), Sorpotel and Sanna (a Konkan pork dish stewed in chilli, coconut and vinegar, served with a savoury rice cake) and Patisapta (a take on a classic Bengali dessert of thin crepes, filled with coconut, jaggery, and rum).

The drinks menu will feature options such as the South Indian Gimlet (gin and lime with turmeric) and the Cutting Chai (chilled Masala chai infused with vodka, lime and honey).

There will be a soft launch from April 25 onwards.

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